Class Offerings

At Moonlight, there’s something for every student to explore and excel in. From our playful pre-k programs to our diverse middle and high school  offerings, we ensure a broad and enriching educational experience for every student at every level. We are committed to providing every opportunity to place your child in their chosen classes; however, should their preferred class become unavailable, we will ensure they are placed in another comparable class where they can continue to thrive and learn.

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We are committed to making education accessible and affordable for everyone at Moonlight Co-op. All the funding we receive is used to provide class materials and resources, ensuring that each student receives an enriching learning experience without worrying about supplies. These fees help us to provide quality educational opportunities while keeping the co-op affordable for all families.

To make Moonlight Co-op accessible to all, we offer a straightforward fee structure: a registration fee of $50 per family each semester, and modest class fee of $20 per class period. For our youngest learners in our nursery, the fee is reduced to $15 per class period.

What this looks like for a family of four:

  • $50 for the family’s registration fee
  • $20 per class for each student with 3 regular class periods each day: $60 per student
  • 4 students in total: $240 for class fees

A family of four with no nursery-age children will pay $290 for the fall semester.

For families with Nursery students, it is $15 per class, so it would only be $45 for the nursery students.

Fall 2024 Classes Offered

1st Period students will be taking Creative Writing.

  • Creative Writing will explore the art of worldbuilding. Students will delve into creating intricate universes that could serve as the setting for various narrative projects, perfect for aspiring writers to stretch their creative muscles. This class is shared with our 4th-6th graders.

2nd Period students will be taking Herbology.

  • In Herbology, students will learn valuable lessons on plant identification, the uses of herbal medicines, and the basics of wildcrafting, making it ideal for students interested in practical science and local botany. This class is shared with our 4th-6th graders.

3rd Period students will be able to choose between Art Foundations and US Government.

  • In Art Foundations, the class focus is on teaching students about different artistic techniques and mediums. Students will have the opportunity to engage with traditional forms of art such as painting and sculpture while learning about the famous artists of the past. They will be able to develop their artistic skills while gaining an appreciation for various art forms.
  • In US Government, students will dive into the fascinating history of our country’s founding and explore the intricate workings of our government, including the three branches. To enhance this learning experience, we’ll establish our own student council, allowing students to put their newfound knowledge into practical use.

4th Period students will have the option to take Intro to Web Development.

  • In Intro to Web Development, this class will teach the fundamentals of website creation, covering HTML, CSS, and basic programming concepts. Please note that students will need to have their own laptop or arrange to meet with us before the start of term to ensure they have the necessary technology for the course.

 

1st Period students will be able to choose between Science Workshop II, Creative Writing, and Art I.

  • Science Workshop II will delve into physics through extended challenges, allowing deeper exploration of each topic, emphasizing the scientific method with a consistent focus on integrating science vocabulary into daily learning. This class was previously called ‘STEM II’.
  • Our Creative Writing class emphasizes developing young writers’ skills. This term, the focus is on enhancing storytelling by diving deep into worldbuilding. This class is shared with our 7th-12th graders.
  • Art I is all about arts and crafts, offering students a fun, hands-on experience to express their creativity through various art projects. This class is shared with our 1st-3rd graders.

2nd Period students will be able to choose between Herbology, Nature Explorers, and Art II.

  • In Herbology, students will dive into plant identification, herbal medicines, and wildcrafting, teaching students the value of nature’s gifts and using them responsibly. This class is shared with our 7th-12th graders.
  • Nature Explorers is a class dedicated to understanding the local environment, from plant life to the ecosystem, encouraging outdoor learning and a deeper appreciation of our surroundings. This class was previously called ‘Nature Journaling’.
  • Art II is all about arts and crafts, providing a creative outlet for students to express themselves through various artistic projects. This class is shared with our 1st-3rd graders.

3rd Period students will be able to choose between Draw and Write Through History and The World Around Us.

  • Draw and Write Through History sees students learning about specific historical periods through a unique combination of drawing and copywork. This class aims to make history engaging by integrating visual arts and written assignments.
  • The World Around Us explores different cultures and places around the globe, enriching students’ understanding of the world’s diverse communities.

1st Period students will be able to choose between The World Around Me, Lego Engineers, and Art I.

  • The World Around Me is designed to introduce students to our community and the important roles community helpers play in our lives, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of their immediate surroundings.
  • Lego Engineers provides an opportunity to build and create using LEGOs, fostering skills in planning and following instructions through playful learning.
  • Art I is all about arts and crafts, offering students a fun, hands-on experience to express their creativity through various art projects. This class is shared with our 4th-6th graders.

2nd Period students will be able to choose between Little Paleontologists, My Emotions, and Art II.

  • Little Paleontologists will take students on a journey back in time to learn about dinosaurs and the fascinating ways these creatures are studied. This class is perfect for our young dinosaur enthusiasts!
  • My Emotions is a crucial class where students learn to identify their feelings and gain strategies to manage them effectively, helping to build their emotional intelligence early on.
  • Art II is all about arts and crafts, providing a creative outlet for students to express themselves through various artistic projects. This class is shared with our 4th-6th graders.

3rd Period students will be able to choose between Science Workshop I and Nature Study.

  • In Science Workshop I, students will engage in hands-on projects to explore physics, prompting them to ask questions such as ‘why’ and ‘how’, while also introducing science vocabulary. This class was previously called ‘STEM I’.
  • Nature Study invites students to explore the natural world around them, learning about the weather, local flora and fauna, and seasonal changes in their environment through outdoor obervation.This class gets kids up and moving while encouraging curiosity and respect for the natural world.

We are delighted to introduce Kindergarten Kingdom, where learning meets hands-on play and exploration. Our program is carefully crafted to foster curiosity, independence, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning in our youngest students.

We will focus on learning through a variety of engaging activities and experiences, immersing our students in thematic learning experiences that integrate pre-reading skills, science, art, music, movement, cooking, math, and nature exploration. Each day will be filled with opportunities for discovery and growth.

Our approach includes short, structured lessons followed by ample time for students to explore and engage in centers of their choosing. This flexible structure allows students to follow their interests, work at their own pace, and develop essential skills in a supportive environment. Whether they’re building with blocks, creating masterpieces in the art corner, or conducting simple science experiments, every moment will be a chance to learn, explore, and grow.

We understand that learning can sometimes get a little messy, so we encourage students to dress comfortably and be prepared for hands-on adventures!

While our Nursery and Pre-K programs are open to all families, priority enrollment will be given to siblings of students enrolled in our K-12 classes.

In our Nursery, we believe in the power of play as a tool for learning and exploration. Infants will be cared for in the Teddy Bear Room (Nursery B), where they will be surrounded by gentle stimulation and nurturing attention throughout the day. Meanwhile, toddlers are invited to join us in the vibrant Sunshine Room (Nursery A), where they will delight in a world of play and exploration.

Our program is meant to provide a balance of structured activities and free play, ensuring that each child has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive at their own pace. We will have storytime sessions and some hands-on art projects, giving little ones plenty of time to discover the world around them and unleash their creativity.

And of course, we understand the importance of outdoor play in early childhood development. That’s why our program includes plenty of time for outdoor adventures, where children can run, jump, and explore the wonders of nature in a safe and supervised environment.

We understand that learning can sometimes get a little messy, so we encourage our youngest Moonlighters to dress comfortably and bring extra clothes!

While our Nursery and Pre-K programs are open to all families, priority enrollment will be given to siblings of students enrolled in our K-12 classes.

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